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Best Revenge is Your Paper -Episode 026

Episode 26 – Best Revenge is Your Paper Hosts: Dr. Jeremy Waisome & Dr. Kyla McMullen Guest: Pamela Gibbs Website: http://www.pamelasgibbs.com Instagram: @pamelaDisrupts Twitter: @pameladisrupts LinkedIn: Pamela Gibbs Description: From a young age, Pamela...

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Corporate-ish. Identity, Retention: Her Passion, Our Mission.-Episode 025

Episode 25 – Corporate-ish. Identity, Retention: Her Passion, Our Mission. Hosts: Dr. Jeremy Waisome & Dr. Kyla McMullen Guest: Dr. Denae Ford Robinson  Website: http://denaeford.me Twitter: @denaefordrobin LinkedIn: Dr. Denae Ford Robinson Description:...

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Working Moms Get The Job Done – Episode 024

Episode 24 – Working Moms Get The Job Done Hosts: Dr. Jeremy Waisome & Dr. Kyla McMullen Guest: Dr. Gloria Opoku-Boateng Instagram: @glowhyia Twitter: @glowhyiaOB LinkedIn: Dr. Gloria Opoku-Boateng Description: Gloria...

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Educating the Tech Workforce – Episode 023

Here’s a secret: you don’t have to get a degree in computing to have a career in the tech industry. Our next guest has degrees in physics, optical engineering,...

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Ask Us Anything – Diversity and Inclusion Edition- Episode 022

In late 2019 we asked our followers on social media what they wanted to know. At the time, it was a chance to encourage participation from attendees at the...

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The “Secret Sauce” – Episode 021

Dr. Juan Gilbert is passionate about diversifying computer science and the professoriate. He is a first generation college student whose parents instilled in him the value of education. Juan...

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Blazing Trails: Catch this Smoke – Episode 020

Dr. Nicki Washington is unapologetically dope. She literally wrote the book. No, seriously! Her book entitled, Unapologetically Dope: Lessons for Black Women and Girls on Surviving and Thriving in...

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Lessons from a 14 Year Old Tech Boss – Episode 019

At 14 years of age, Jeremy and Kyla couldn’t have imagined being the CEO of a tech company. Today’s guest, Moria Bowman, has been working on businesses since she...

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Securing the Bag with Digital Swag – Episode 018

Jasmine Bowers is a doctoral candidate researching digital finance privacy and security at the University of Florida. She’s known since 11th grade that she wanted to be Dr. Bowers...

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Ask Us Anything – Higher Education Edition – Episode 017

In late 2019 we asked our followers on social media what they wanted to know. At the time, it was a chance to encourage participation from attendees at the...

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Holding Space and Interrogating Privilege – Episode 016

Dr. Colleen Lewis is our favorite ally for underrepresented populations in computing. Though she is a white female, we felt it was important to bring her on to the...

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Big Goals & Big Data – Episode 015

Would you say no to the Alvin-Ailey Dance School? Dr. Renata Rawlings-Goss did in the name of science! Though she was enrolled in a competitive performing arts program during...

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Pink & Green Robot Queen – Episode 014

Episode 14 – Pink & Green Robot Queen Hosts: Dr. Jeremy Waisome & Dr. Kyla McMullen Guest: De’Aira Bryant Instagram – @DeeGotRobots Twitter – @DeeGotRobots Web – www.deairabryant.com Description:  De’Aira...

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In charge, INTech, and in grad school – Episode 013

Imagine taking a leap of faith to start something new when you secure in your perceived dream tech job. Khalia Braswell took the reins of her career to pursue...

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Squad Goals – Episode 012

Join us as we chat with Isa Watson. She talks about her childhood rooted in curiosity, kindness, and humility, fostered by her parents. Hear about her experience transitioning from...

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Started from the Java, Now We Here – Episode 011

n this episode, Dr. Kyla McMullen takes a seat on the opposite side of the podcast table to become a guest for the day. Dr. McMullen talks about...

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Code[dot].play() – Episode 010 – Video

From biology to biomedical research, and ultimately high performance computing, Dr. Raquell Holmes has had a very “circuitous” journey. In college, she had professors who weren’t able to help foster...

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Making History Every Day – Episode 009 – Video

With parents in computing, a career in CS was a natural fit for Dr. Day. Math was her favorite subject because she could check her answers. She was developing...

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Never Hustle Backwards – Episode 008 – Video

🎶Humanities in technology and culture in research. Users in design and training the teacher. Branding herself for conscious customizing. These are a few of Nancy’s favorite things. ...

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All Work and All Play – Episode 007 – Video

Listen in as Nancy Douyon, The Missy Elliot of Technology, gives insight into how her inquisitive nature opened doors. Nancy attributes much of her success to “hood logic” and...

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Lady Boss: Black Tech Founders – Episode 006 – Video

In this episode you’ll meet Dr. Angelique Johnson, Founder and CEO of MemStim. Learn what its like starting and running a company that combines computing and medicine to develop...

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Instabrand- Episode 005 – Video

From math to CS, Jamie has experienced several transitions along her educational journey. In this episode, we dive deep into what it’s like to be a graduate student. Learn...

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Computer Science is for Everyone – Episode 004 – Video

Episode 4 – Computer Science is for Everyone Hosts: Dr. Kyla McMullen and Dr. Jeremy Waisome Guest: Dr. Jamika Burge Description: : Roots. Rome. Religion. And Black Girl Magic. Listen in...

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The Secret Life of the “Only” Magical Black Girl – Episode 003 – Video

Episode 3 – Why is This Even Important? Part 2: The Secret Life of the “Only” Magical Black Girl Hosts: Dr. Kyla McMullen and Dr. Jeremy Waisome NCWIT Contributor: Dr. JeffriAnne...

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I Can’t Fake Humble… – Episode 002 – Video

Episode 2 – Why is This Even Important? Part 1: I Can’t Fake Humble… Hosts: Dr. Kyla McMullen and Dr. Jeremy Waisome NCWIT Contributor: Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder Guest: Dr. Stacie LeSure...

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Introducing Modern Figures Podcast – Episode 001 – Video

Hosts: Dr. Kyla McMullen and Dr. Jeremy Waisome NCWIT Contributor: Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder Black women were pioneers in various fields of computing, but it’s often hard to find their stories, even...

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Code[dot].play() – Episode 010

From biology to biomedical research, and ultimately high performance computing, Dr. Raquell Holmes has had a very “circuitous” journey. In college, she had professors who weren’t able to help foster...

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Making History Every Day – Episode 009

With parents in computing, a career in CS was a natural fit for Dr. Day. Math was her favorite subject because she could check her answers. She was developing...

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Never Hustle Backwards – Episode 008

🎶Humanities in technology and culture in research. Users in design and training the teacher. Branding herself for conscious customizing. These are a few of Nancy’s favorite things. ...

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All Work and All Play – Episode 007

Listen in as Nancy Douyon, The Missy Elliot of Technology, gives insight into how her inquisitive nature opened doors. Nancy attributes much of her success to “hood logic” and...

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Lady Boss: Black Tech Founders – Episode 006

In this episode you’ll meet Dr. Angelique Johnson, Founder and CEO of MemStim. Learn what its like starting and running a company that combines computing and medicine to develop...

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Instabrand- Episode 005

From math to CS, Jamie has experienced several transitions along her educational journey. In this episode, we dive deep into what it’s like to be a graduate student. Learn...

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Computer Science is for Everyone – Episode 004

Episode 4 – Computer Science is for Everyone Hosts: Dr. Kyla McMullen and Dr. Jeremy Waisome Guest: Dr. Jamika Burge Description: : Roots. Rome. Religion. And Black Girl Magic. Listen in...

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The Secret Life of the “Only” Magical Black Girl – Episode 003

Episode 3 – Why is This Even Important? Part 2: The Secret Life of the “Only” Magical Black Girl Hosts: Dr. Kyla McMullen and Dr. Jeremy Waisome NCWIT Contributor: Dr. JeffriAnne...

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I Can’t Fake Humble… – Episode 002

Episode 2 – Why is This Even Important? Part 1: I Can’t Fake Humble… Hosts: Dr. Kyla McMullen and Dr. Jeremy Waisome NCWIT Contributor: Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder Guest: Dr. Stacie LeSure...

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Introducing Modern Figures Podcast – Episode 001

Hosts: Dr. Kyla McMullen and Dr. Jeremy Waisome NCWIT Contributor: Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder Black women were pioneers in various fields of computing, but it’s often hard to find their stories, even...

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